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UPSC Mains: Society Previous Year Questions

Indian Society is a very dynamic portion under GS paper 1 of UPSC Mains examination. Understanding of PYQs is a great way to start preparation of Indian society. It will enable you to understand the trend of questions and expectations of UPSC examiner. GS SCORE brings to you detailed analysis and discussion of previous year Indian society questions from 2015-2021, it will help in building a correct approach towards writing answers in UPSC mains examination.

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  1. Total number of videos of PYQs with Model Answers: 41
  2. Total number of theme videos: 5
  3. Trend analysis video: 1

The module includes following components to give you a holistic coverage of the PYQs:

Trend analysis & Approach:

  • This includes video discussion on trends of questions asked from 2015-2021 by UPSC along with detailed approach to the subject.

Themes Discussion:

  • To demarcate the important areas, the entire syllabus has divided into various themes. In Depth video discussion will be provided on each theme.

Model Answers

  • For each PYQ Model Approach and Model Hints shall be provided.

Answer Discussion

  • For each PYQ answer discussion will be available focusing on concepts explanation approach to the answer.

Probable questions

  • At the end of the each answer discussion videos we will also provide probable question and dimensions from the same topic to enhance your outlook towards the topic.

Sample Question & Discussions

  • Examine the uniqueness of tribal knowledge systems when compared with mainstream knowledge and cultural systems.2021 Video & Solution
  • What are the continued challenges for the women in India against time and space?2019 Video & Solution


  • Theme Video 1 (Society)
  • Theme Video 2 (Society)
  • Theme Video 3 (Society)
  • Theme Video 4 (Society)
  • Theme Video 5 (Society)
  • Trend Analysis-(Society)


  • Examine the uniqueness of tribal knowledge systems when compared with mainstream knowledge and cultural systems.2021 Video & Solution
  • Examine the role of ‘Gig Economy’ in the process of empowerment of women in India.2021
  • What are the main socio-economic implications arising out of the development of IT industries in major cities of India?2021
  • Discuss the main objectives of Population Education and point out the measures to achieve them in India in detail.2021
  • What is Cryptocurrency? How does it affect global society? Has it been affecting Indian society also?2021
  • How does Indian society maintain continuity in traditional social values? Enumerate the changes taking place in it.2021
  • Has caste lost its relevance in understanding the multi-cultural Indian Society? Elaborate your answer with illustrations.2020
  • Customs and traditions suppress reason leading to obscurantism. Do you agree?2020
  • Is diversity and pluralism in India under threat due to globalization? Justify your answer.2020
  • COVID-19 pandemic accelerated class inequalities and poverty in India. Comment.2020
  • How have digital initiatives in India contributed to the functioning of the education system in the country? Elaborate your answer.2020
  • Do you agree that regionalism in India appears to be a consequence of rising cultural assertiveness? Argue.2020
  • What are the continued challenges for the women in India against time and space?2019 Video & Solution
  • What makes the Indian society unique in sustaining its culture? Discuss.2019
  • Do we have cultural pockets of small India all over the nation? Elaborate with examples.2019
  • "Empowering women is the key to control population growth". Discuss.2019
  • Are we losing our local identity for the global identity? Discuss.2019
  • What are the challenges to our cultural practices in the name of secularism?2019
  • “Caste system is assuming new identities and associational forms. Hence, caste system cannot be eradicated in India.” Comment.2018
  • ‘Women’s movement in India has not addresses the issues of women of lower social strata.’ Substantiate your view.2018
  • ‘Despite implementation of various programmes for eradication of poverty by the government in India, poverty is still existing’. Explain by giving reasons.2018
  • ‘Globalisation is generally said to promote cultural homogenisation but due to this cultural specificities appear to be strengthened in the Indian society.’ Elucidate.2018
  • Mention core strategies for the transformation of aspirational districts in India and explain the nature of convergence, collaboration and competition for its success.2018
  • ‘Communalism arises either due to power struggle or relative deprivation.’ Argue by giving suitable illustrations.2018
  • Discuss whether formation of new states in recent times is beneficial or not for the economy of India.2018
  • How the Indian concept of secularism different from the western model of secularism? Discuss.2018
  • The spirit of tolerance and love is not only an interesting feature of Indian society from very early times, but it is also playing an important part at the present. Elaborate.2017
  • In the context of the diversity of India, can it be said that the regions form cultural units rather than the States? Give reasons with examples for your viewpoint.2017
  • What are the two major legal initiatives by the State since Independence addressing discrimination against Scheduled Tribes (STs)?2017
  • Distinguish between religiousness/religiosity and communalism giving on example of how the former has got transformed into the latter in independent Indian.2017
  • "An essential condition to eradicate poverty is to liberate the poor from the process of deprivation." Substantiate this statement with suitable examples.2016
  • To what extent globalization has influenced the core of cultural diversity in India? Explain.2016
  • Why are the tribals in India referred to as 'the Scheduled Tribes'? Indicate the major provisions enshrined in the Constitution of India for their upliftment.2016
  • What is the basis of regionalism? Is it that unequal distribution of benefits of development on regional basis eventually promotes regionally? Substantiate your answer.2016
  • Has the formation of linguistic States strengthened the cause of Indian Unity?2016
  • Debate the issue of whether and how contemporary movements for assertion of Dalit identity work towards annihilation of caste.   2015
  • Describe any four cultural elements of diversity in India and rate their relative significance in building a national identity.2015
  • Critically examine whether growing population is the cause of poverty OR poverty is the main cause of population increase in India.2015
  • How do you explain the statistics that show that the sex ratio in Tribes in India is more favourable to women than the sex ratio among Scheduled Castes?2015
  • Discuss the changes in the trends of labour migration within and outside India in the last four decades.2015
  • Discuss the positive and negative effects of globalization on women in India.2015



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